References: Isaiah 49
Time Magazine recently did their lead story on the powerful changes taking place in the market place as women move toward overtaking men as America's breadwinners. Their statistics will be debated but one thing is clear — child care and nurturing kids is becoming more of a mutual responsibility of both mothers and fathers. What does the prophet Isaiah's use of mothering metaphors teach us about our God's attitude about mothers and His care?
Dads—we all want to be good fathers and raise good kids, but was this the goal of the first father? Think the Bible is a book about idealistic morality and goody- goody religion? It’s time to get serious about the real truth. If God's purpose was to tell a story of good fathers and good kids, then most of the Old Testament has to be thrown out. It's time to read again and discover what real fathers aim at –fathers like Adam, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Judah, Moses, and most of all God.
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